Lepers’ Gorge

This map shows Carnelian’s journey up the Leper’s Gorge, from Lily’s cave (in the bottom left, up the tributary stream that joins the river just before the fork) all the way up to Qunoth (at the top right, at the end of the diagonal grey line – that is another basalt dyke like the Backbone). Note the many ‘valleys’ along the southern margin of the Guarded Land plateau – many of which hold Leper refuges. The purple chevrons are smaller ‘passes’ – negotiable ascents to the Guarded Land. The Ringwall is shown as an orange line snaking across the Guarded Land – the ‘dots’ along it show the position of watch-towers. Carnelian’s route is shown as a dotted orange line along with the dates and locations where he stops for the night…